Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

Unusual quantum liquid on crystal surface could inspire future electronics
Posted on October 21, 2016 at 9:21 pm

For the first time, an experiment has directly imaged electron orbits in a high-magnetic field, […]

A new class of materials could realize quantum computers
Posted on October 21, 2016 at 1:40 pm

Scientists at EPFL and PSI have discovered a new class of materials that can prove ideal for the […]

Computer simulation breaks virus apart to learn how it comes together
Posted on October 20, 2016 at 8:41 pm

Researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University physicist Markus Deserno and University of Konstanz […]

Molecular selfie reveals how a chemical bond breaks: Proton is seen escaping the molecule
Posted on October 20, 2016 at 6:24 pm

Imagine what it would be like to watch how the individual atoms of molecules rearrange during a […]